A Catholic school marching band is withdrawing from the annual Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade because a group of gay military veterans have also been approved to march in it. Because apparently just walking down the same street with gay people can give you the cooties.
A Catholic school in Harvard will not march in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Boston after learning that a gay military veterans group will be allowed to participate in the parade.
The Immaculate Heart of Mary School’s band and students have marched in the annual South Boston parade for nearly 25 years alongside a float depicting the culture and faith of Irish people around the central figure of Saint Patrick.
“The familiar scene of Saint Patrick joyfully giving his blessing to the crowds has, sad to say, come to an end. In the footsteps of Saint Patrick, IHM does not condone and will not appear to condone the homosexual lifestyle,” Principal Thomas Dalton said.
Organizers of the parade have decided to ease its two-decade ban on gay organizations, a MassEquality official said Saturday.
A group of gay military veterans will be allowed to march under its banner in a tentative deal brokered by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. Marchers from the gay rights group would not be allowed to wear clothing or hold signs that refer to sexual orientation.
“Homosexual acts are gravely immoral and are not to be promoted in any way,” Dalton said.
Apparently just co-existing with gay people is “promoting” a “gravely immoral” lifestyle. Of course, there will be liars, adulterers and all manner of other sinners marching in the parade too, but being gay is totally different. Good riddance. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.